Jerry Carlson, 74, of Tama, passed away at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in.
As per Jerry's wishes there will be no formal funeral service. Memorials may be directed to the family. Mitchell Family Funeral home is caring for Jerry and his family.
Jerry Don Carlson was born on Dec. 30, 1937 in Iowa City. He was the son of Orville and Alma Carlson. On March 15, 1966, he was united in marriage to Virginia Uhde, they had lived in Tam their entire married lives. Jerry had been employed at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. Jerry loved to fish, camp, but above all else he enjoyed the grandchildren.
Left to cherish Jerry's memory are his children: Fran (Tom) Harrison, Toledo, and Jerry Carlson Jr., Tama, his grandchildren: Andrew Brownfield, Cheyana Brownfield and Jennifer Taylor, a sister, Joan Fant of Ohio, a sister-in-law, Rosie Davis of Marshalltown, and brother and sister-in -law Frank (Karen) Uhde .
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Alma, his wife, Virginia in 2010 and his mother-in-law, Frances Collins.